Contacting Centrelink

Contacting Centrelink When you need to get in touch with Centrelink, there are a few different ways to do it. To save yourself travel time, consider trying to contact Centrelink online first or by phone before you decide…

Centrelink Newstart Program

Centrelink Newstart Program If you’re unemployed and looking for work, you could be eligible for Centrelink’s Newstart Allowance payments. This could be of great help if you’re undergoing a study or training course that could improve your employability….

Austudy Payments

Austudy Payments Austudy can be a big help to you if you’re an Australian 25 years of age or older and in a full-time education or apprenticeship program. Austudy could reduce the amount of income you have to…

Austudy or Youth Allowance?

Austudy or Youth Allowance? Centrelink’s Austudy program, often misspelled as “ausstudy” or “aus study”, aims to financially help Australians who are studying or undergoing apprenticeship.  It’s often confused with Youth Allowance, but they are two different programs with…

Increases in the 2013 Centrelink Budget and What This Means for Students

Increases in the 2013 Centrelink Budget and What This Means for Students The Australian government has tweaked the 2013 budget to provide more help to recipients of assistance payments. The three types of additional assistance include the Schoolkids…

Can Centrelink Check Bank accounts?

Its understandable why students may be concerned about whether Centrelink can check their bank accounts. Before I answer this question I just want to state that anyone who is asking this question should take a look and decide…

Financing Your Studies

Starting one’s studies is one of the most important steps that a modern man or woman takes in his or her life. It is considered to be a key point in life, when you stop being a child…

Relocation Scholarship – Paying for Home Away from Home

Relocation Scholarship – Paying for Home Away from Home Those who shift for the purpose of higher studies know very well how it feels to stay away from their parents’ home. Among many other problems, the most prominent…

Government Allowances & Scholarships – Understanding Two Major Types of Financial Assistance in Australia

Government Allowances & Scholarships – Understanding Two Major Types of Financial Assistance in Australia It goes without saying that being a student is costly if not backed by certain financial assistance programs. In the absence of scholarships and…

How to Apply for Austudy

How to Apply for Austudy The Australian government funds the Austudy program to help support Australian students financially during the course of their education. In the 2010-2011 financial year alone, the government expenditure on Austudy amounted to more…